Free Font Friday: Northstream Wind
Northstream Wind (TM) designed by Jan Hendrik Weber is a dynamic display type, and described as a “Neo-Grotesque in motion”. The inspiration for the typeface was a photograph of an interesting shop sign being interrupted by a passing truck. The photo had a blur of movement across it and Weber wanted to capture that in a typeface. The design is best-suited wherever it can be writ large, like on a poster or as a shop sign.
Northstream Wind was designed as part of the Font Marathon out of Monotype’s London office. You can download the regular version at Linotype for free. A basic Latin character set plus alternates are included.
Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.